Adopted: Rufus

My name is Rufus and I am an awesomely handsome, loving, playful, fluffy, fuzzy dog!

    Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Golden Retriever/Australian Shepherd/Chow
  • Gender: Male, neutered
  • Age: 4 years old
  • Size: 55 lbs
  • Good with…
  • People? Yes!
  • Dogs? Yes!
  • Cats? Yes!
  • Kids? 12+ years
  • Bonus: Completely housebroken!


I arrived for the first time in the CDR foster program 2 years ago (at age 2), after my owners split up. Those folks had kept me in a small fenced in outdoor kennel and gave me almost no attention, care, or training, which had been a very sad life for a happy, exuberant, loving, and active dog like me. Luckily, a lovely semi-retired couple adopted me from CDR and that’s where I have been for the past 2 years. They loved me a lot, took me to fun clicker training classes, got me a needed hip surgery, and helped me … Continue reading

Adopted: Gunther & Peewee

Gunther and Peewee are adorable pugs, looking for a forever home together!

    Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Pugs
  • Gender: Male neutered
  • Age: 5 & 7 years old
  • Size: 15 lbs
  • Good with…
  • Dogs? Yes!
  • Cats? Yes!
  • Kids? Yes!

They are looking for a home together.
Working on house training…lovely manners in general.
Peewee has typically pug breathing problems, and will need soft palette trimmed, nares widened, and other breathing things fixed. This is not uncommon in smooshy-faced breeds, and will help him breathe better…and CDR is covering this $$$ pricey surgery!
Gunther needs to have 8 teeth removed and is on medication for an eye condition, which is being evaluated soon.
All of these are very treatable, and CDR is footing the bill for it all!

  • ***They are NOT ready for adoption yet, need to have all medical issues fully sorted out, will post updates soon. … Continue reading

Adopted: Skippy

Hi everyone, my name is Skippy!  I am a very sweet, affectionate, mellow, 6 year old male, neutered Schipperke mix!

Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Schipperke/Terrier mix
  • Gender: Male neutered
  • Age: 6 years old
  • Size: 12 lbs
  • Good with…
  • Dogs? OK, but want to be your only dog!
  • Cats? Yes
  • Kids? 12+


I came all the way from KY, where I was originally in a high-kill, very crowded shelter. I landed in that
scary place when my former owner felt she was not able to care for me anymore. The shelter needed to
make some space (aka put a bunch of us to sleep), so luckily a volunteer lady in the shelter told the great
people at CDR about me. They had a place with a warm bed for me, and I was able to hitch a ride on the
transport to Ithaca!

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Adopted: Trooper

I am active, sweet, and loyal, looking for a person who will work with me and will show me love.

    Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Shiba Inu
  • Gender: Male neutered
  • Age: 3 years old
  • Size: 20 lbs
  • Good with…
  • Dogs? Maybe, see below
  • Cats? No
  • Kids? No
  • Special Notes: Looking for a calm, peaceful person or people in a non-apartment setting. See background; CDR is offering a package of 6 individual sessions in your home with our wonderful trainer completely for free when you adopt me



Once I know and trust you, I am the most loyal and loving and wonderful dog ever.
When I’m excited to see you, I like to crawl up in your lap and give you lots of little kisses all over your face!
I love chasing every leaf that crosses my path when we are out on walks!
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Adopted: Smooch

Hi!  My name is Smooch, and I am an utterly adorable, sweet, loving, and fun little guy!

Quick Facts:

  • Age: 6 years old
  • Breed: West Highland White Terrier (Westie)
  • Size: about 21 pounds (I’ve lost a couple and could lose a couple more pounds)
  • Gender: Male, Neutered
  • Good with dogs? Yes
  • Good with cats? Unknown
  • Good with children? I prefer adults please!
  • Special Notes: I am recovering from two ACL knee surgeries (done at Colonial Vet Clinic in Ithaca) and am doing really well!!


I was raised from puppyhood by a lovely lady in her 90s who took good care of me. I lived in a ranch house with a fenced yard and two other small terriers with whom I loved to play.  She had me for 5 years, but as her health began to fail she knew she needed to find me a new home, and … Continue reading


Hi! My name is Cooper, and I am a very sweet, affectionate, 1 1/2 year old, neutered male Great Pyrenees mix!

    Quick Fact Sheet:

  • Age: 1 1/2 years old
  • Breed: Great Pyrenees mix
  • Gender: Male, neutered
  • Size: about 70 pounds but needs to put on some weight
  • Good with dogs: Yes!
  • Good with cats? No! Barks and growls at them, not a good sign…
  • Good with kids? Yes!


I come all the way from KY, where I was originally in a high-kill, very crowded shelter, and it’s a pretty amazing thing that I am alive right now. The shelter needed to make some space, so called their veterinarian to come and put to sleep those of us who had been there for a little while, but when the vet met me, she just couldn’t do it. I was too sweet, she thought, and far too friendly. … Continue reading


Male Great Pyrnees mix dog

Hi guys!! My name is Grover. I am a super happy, excited, curious, playful, friendly puppy looking for a home with people with big hearts!! I may only have three legs, but I am !SUPER GROVER! and am not letting it slow me down one bit! Let’s play!

    Quick Fact Sheet:

  • Age: 9-10 months old
  • Breed: Great Pyrenees mix
  • Size: 45 pounds (tiny for a Great Pyr mix, but probably still growing some!)
  • Good with dogs: Yeppers!
  • Good with cats? Yeppers!
  • Good with kids? Older kids, 8 years or older!
  • Medical notes: Grover was hit by a car a few months ago and suffered severe nerve damage in his leg, necessitating the leg amputation. Seems like it was the right decision, because Grover couldn’t be happier and more mobile! He is a hilarious pup and a true lover!


Hi! My name is Grover!! I love to … Continue reading